trying to justify getting a dynamo wheel built up, but struggling with the cost of it all. i've done multiple tours, audaxes and one pbp with battery power (on the latter i carried 3 power packs, about 35,000mah of power), and i managed fine, though it was an almighty faff at times.
i have a couple of bikes i use on rides where a dynamo would be useful, one is QR, the other 100mm thru axle; both disc brakes. the QR bike is the one i'd probably use the most, and i've had a quote of ~£200 to have a wheel built up which would be almost identical to the specs of the rear wheel. that's with an sp pv-8 hub, i imagine if i'd want it to be swappable onto both bikes i'm looking at the more expensive pd-8x hub? then, what, £70 for a decent front light, and £72 for an igaro? and i'd still need a power pack anyway for emergencies, and battery lights for the same.
spendy, innit. someone please tell me how easy your life became on night rides / really bloody long rides to make my mind up.